Both teams will play Sunday in a doubleheader at Madison Square Garden. The United States faces France in its lone exhibition on home soil, with China meeting Puerto Rico in the second game.
The Americans leave Monday for three exhibition games in Europe. Their first game in Turkey is scheduled for Aug. 28.
“We just need to play,” Krzyzewski said. “I'm not saying China's a great team or anything, but they've played, and that's what they do. They play internationally. Our guys need to play these scrimmages and games to get accustomed to the international game.”